Friday, October 11, 2013

NEW JOEL PHELPS ALBUM IS OUT NOW!



be sure to tell him how stoked you are next time you see him in line at the IGA at main and 14th...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WINDOWPANE



new video by curtis grahauer!
vancouver: a place where young men can come together and get introspective.
LOVE IT!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SUMMERTIME



how much do you LOVE SUMMER?!
god, i wish it would never end...

I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU



she-pow pow!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE



any song with the line "you screwed the pooch" in the chorus is a-ok with me!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

SLAVE TO LOVE



"You're running with me
Don't touch the ground
We're the restless hearted
Not the chained and bound
The sky is burning
A sea of flame..."

and my endless love affair with bryan ferry continues...
no i can't escape, i'm a slave to love.

Monday, July 8, 2013

SOMETHING SO STRONG



ok, you may now OFFICIALLY label me a cheeseball.

DON'T DREAM IT'S OVER



call me a cheeseball, but i am FEELING crowded house these days. i challenge you to listen to this song and not sing along. and really, there are much worse songs to have stuck in your head all day... like "get down" by B44.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

SOMEBODY TO SHOVE



remember when this dude was dating winona ryder?

I WANT TO TOUCH YOU



in the 90's your band wasn't shit unless you had a swinging light bulb in your video...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

GET DOWN!



i'd like to thank jon-rae fletcher for getting this fucking song in my head.
thing is, i think i kiiiiiiiiiinda like it.
actually, i'm pretty sure i do...
a very positive and uplifting message for sure. one for the preteens that i assume this was originally marketed to. or was it? i can't tell. i guess this was actually a top 40 jam at the time in canada. like, on the radio. and in the... clubs? at girl guide camp?
which makes me feel strangely patriotic. i know i'm a few days late for canada day, but still. we've always been known as a very progressive nation.
anyway, easily one of the most amazing music videos of all time. did they film this in kelowna? in 2013? using a magic viewfinder that makes 12 year old boys irresistible to grown women? "here, homeless old man, have my magic viewfinder. watch some orange dudes with play-doh hair in life vests dance in the rain..."
a classic.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU



i CANNOT get this fucking song out of my head. for weeks!
oh well, at least it's a serious JAM...

DANCE AWAY (AGAIN)



Now I know, I must walk the line
Until i find an open door
Off the street onto the floor
There was I, many times a fool
I hoped and prayed, but not too much
Out of reach is out of touch
All the way is far enough...

Monday, June 10, 2013

MISSING YOU



THESE DREAMS



every moment i'm awake the further i'm away...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

BEING WITH YOU



am i alone in thinking that smokey is kind of beautiful?

Monday, June 3, 2013

12




memories...

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

TACO



cute OVERLOAD!!!!
also:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

IT NEVER WAS YOU



i thought it was you...

LIMP



i used to have the BIGGEST crush on the guitar player in this band. the girl (mostly...)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I JUST WANNA



i just wanna, ok?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT



i was in the superstore in penticton on friday buying a couple lobsters for my birthday party and there was a family behind me in the checkout line with 3 apeshit little faux-hawked boys. the parents were yelling at the middle one (maybe 4 years old) who was crawling all over and under the place. his name?
RHYTHM.

Friday, March 22, 2013

JANDEK ON CORWOOD (2003)



i can't believe this came out 10 years ago already. soon after this documentary was released jandek made his first ever live appearance, kicking off his most prolific period yet (he's self-released over 60 albums at this point). he still performs regularly all over the world, including a show in vancouver in 2009 (which i didn't go to because i'm clearly a complete moron). the music/cover art is disturbing and haunting and strangely beautiful. taken as a whole, truly one of the most amazing works of self-referential (self-conscious?) "outsider" art ever. sometimes there's only one kind of music that's appropriate to listen to when you're in a certain kind of sleep-deprived, self-destructive, hearing voices/talking to yourself, total creepout mood: jandek music.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

FAREWELL TRANSMISSION

The whole place is dark
Every light on this side of the town
Suddenly it all went down
Now we'll all be brothers of the fossil fire of the sun
Now we will all be sisters of the fossil blood of the moon
Someone must have set us up

Now they'll be working in the cold grey rock,
Now they'll be working in the hot mill steam,
Now they'll be working in the concrete
In the sirens and the silences now all the great set up hearts -
All at once start to beat

After tonight if you don't want us to be a secret out of the past
I will resurrect it, I'll have a good go at it
I'll streak his blood across my beak and dust my feathers with his ashes
I can feel his ghost breathing down my back

I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever
I will try and know whatever I try, I will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is no one gets it right
The real truth about it is we're all supposed to try
There ain't no end to the sands I've been trying to cross
The real truth about it is my kind of life's no better off
If I've got the maps or if I'm lost

We will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever
Come on let's try will try and know whatever we try,
We will be gone but not forever

The real truth about it is there ain't no end to the desert I'll cross
I've really known that all along

Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall
Mama here comes midnight with the dead moon in its jaws
Must be the big star about to fall

Long dark blues
Will o the wisp
The big star is falling
Through the static and distance
A farewell transmission
Listen

Friday, March 15, 2013

AT YOUR BEST (YOU ARE LOVE)



this is for the steppers...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

PARTY POLICE



YES! SEAN!!!

FINALLY!



the silkworm documentary is FINALLY AVAILABLE!
buy it here and learn about one of the greatest american bands ever.

http://buy.couldntyouwait.com/

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

IN A DIFFERENT PLACE



i've recently learned from a very perfunctory googling of the subject that raccoons don't hibernate. sort of. i've noticed over the last while that the usual sounds of raccoons partying on my roof at night have almost completely died off. this made me curious about their winter habits. apparently they enter a state of "torpor" over the winter, where they become sluggish, sleeping for days at a time and only leaving their cozy little raccoon dens infrequently to stumble around looking for snacks. sounds a lot like my life these days...

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

LOOKING FOR CLUES



i have been having the weirdest most vivid dreams lately. here's an example: i'm in a bathtub in a room with four or five other people in doctor/nurse-esque uniforms (the room has a somewhat hospital-like vibe), the people are turning on and off a series of knobs or taps on the walls of the room that control the flow of water and also make different tones. they are playing some sort of song with the water taps. i notice that in my hand is a small naked woman covered in soap suds, i'm holding her like a telephone and she's screaming something over and over in my ear. i wake up on my back feeling afraid. another: i'm at the wedding of a friend that's taking place somewhere like a summer camp with cabins in a forest. i have a beautiful dress that i've decided to wear to the wedding, feeling confident as a man that i can pull off wearing such a beautiful garment. at some point another friend alters the dress to fit me, but when i try it on it's become a two piece mini skirt with a halter top. i feel sad that the dress is ruined and mortified that i can never wear it without looking completely ridiculous. also, my hair is long in the dream and i keep trying to tuck it behind my ears. lot's of food related dreams as well, being in a restaurant where they refuse to take my order, wandering endless mall food courts looking at bizarre and impossible foods under heat lamps... all very freudian, i'm sure.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

GO GO DANCER



oops, that's embarrassing...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

OUTSIDE



"and yes i've been bad..."

just lovin' george...

FAST LOVE



"my friends have their ladies, they're all having babies, but i just wanna have some fun..."

i love you george!
(and sexy blow dryers...)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

NO CAN DO



here's an awesome/hilarious video for the title track off our last album made by curtis grahauer. thanks curtis!

A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY